triploid

[ trip-loid ]
/ ˈtrɪp lɔɪd /
Biology

adjective

having a chromosome number that is three times the basic or haploid number.

noun

a triploid cell or organism.

Nearby words

  1. triplex,
  2. triplicate,
  3. triplicity,
  4. triplite,
  5. triploblastic,
  6. triplopia,
  7. triply,
  8. tripmeter,
  9. tripod,
  10. tripodal

Origin of triploid

First recorded in 1910–15; tri- + -ploid

Related formstrip·loi·dy, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for triploid

triploid

/ (ˈtrɪplɔɪd) /

adjective

having or relating to three times the haploid number of chromosomesa triploid organism

noun

a triploid organism

Word Origin for triploid

C19: from Greek tripl (oos) triple + (hapl) oid

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Medicine definitions for triploid

triploid

[ trĭploid′ ]

adj.

Having three times the haploid number of chromosomes in the cell nucleus.

n.

A triploid organism or cell.
Related formstriploi•dy n.


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